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Designing and Managing Your Research Project
Core Skills for Social and Health Research


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Research Design

September 2010 | 264 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
Written for advanced undergraduate students, postgraduate students planning theses and dissertations and other early career researchers, Designing and Managing Your Research Project helps you successfully plan and complete your research project by showing the key skills that you will need.

The book covers:

" choosing research methods

" developing research objectives

" writing proposals

" literature reviews

" getting ethics approval

" seeking funding

" managing a project

" software skills

" working with colleagues and supervisors

" communicating research findings

" writing reports, theses and journal articles

" careers in research.

Designing and Managing Your Research Project includes lots of examples, case studies and practical exercises to help you learn the research skills you will need and also to help you complete crucial project tasks. A key feature is its user-friendly guidance on planning projects and accessing information from the Internet.

 
Designing and Managing Research Projects: An Overview
 
Designing a New Research Project: Issues to Think about
 
Developing Research Aims and Objectives
 
Preparing and Writing a Research Proposal
 
Getting Funding for Research
 
Research Ethics and Ethics Reviews
 
Doing a Literature Review
 
Managing a Research Project
 
Software for Research
 
Working with Colleagues and Supervisors
 
Communicating Research Findings
 
Writing for Research: Some Guiding Principles
 
Writing a Research Report: Organization and Presentation
 
Careers in Research

Excellent resource book.

Dr Judith Butler
Social & General Studies Department, Cork Institute of Technology
September 19, 2011

A useful book as a supplement to others. Good for students with very little social science experience.

Professor Stephen Osborne
Management , Edinburgh University
September 8, 2011

a good book that covers all the key elements required when desinging and planning research projects

Miss Hannah Miles
HE CARE, Grimsby Institute of Further and Higher Education
July 4, 2011

There are so many well-established books in this field that I hesitate to add new ones to the booklist. However, this new arrival goes beyond the 'how to write a dissertation' approach, making it particularly useful for advanced postgraduate and even doctoral students. Definitely a worthwhile addition to this burgeoning field.

Professor Julian Petley
Screen Media and Journalism, Brunel University
June 1, 2011

A useful book. Its structure allows grasping immediately a general picture of how to design and run a research project.

Mr Achille Fonzone
SEBE, Edinburgh Napier University
May 17, 2011

I good intro text for students studying research in the early stages of their course. They can return to the text at later stages as their skills develop.

Dr Su McAnelly
health. community and education, Northumbria University
April 15, 2011

This is amongst the book that I am using in my course. One of the few book that touch the project management aspect of social science research.

Dr Surya Mahdi
Bristol Business School, University of the West of England, Bristol
April 14, 2011

This book will be useful for students in their second year who have to complete a project. The book has an easy to follow style and includes some examples that will assist the students to develop their work

Mrs Pauline Williams
Health , Cheshire Hospices Education
April 6, 2011

A useful book for Masters and PhD students

Professor Diane Cox
Health , University of Cumbria
April 3, 2011

This book relates to social and healthcare research situations in the main, however some chapters can be generally applied; it was of particular use and interest when studying the ethical implications of research and has a very good section on Literature Reviews and research design. I used the book as a classroom resource on occasion to broaden the students learning.
A few students found it quite complex in parts but a couple of students borrowed it from me for the Ethics and Literature review sections which they found helpful!

Miss Nicola Boland
Health Care and Early Years, Swindon College
March 31, 2011

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Chapter 1: Designing and Managing Research Projects: An overview


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